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General Discussion / In honor of Inger
« on: October 02, 2012, 07:07:31 am »
Inger, not being American you might never have seen this old clip from a comedy television program called Saturday Night Live:

Little did they know what they were onto. ;)

General Discussion / Raw Paleo Chickens
« on: July 09, 2012, 12:31:59 pm »
I'd like to share with my friends here my learning journey regarding chickens. I started out reading every book on chickens I could find - but the real learning has been from having chickens and hanging out with old "chicken people" from my local meetup group with a great yahoo forum.

Most chickens are either fed chicken food or allowed to forage on their own. It occurred to me that neither of these usual ways was optimal. I talked in detail with the producer of the best organic soy free chicken food I could buy and was left wondering why on earth anyone feeds that! I won't go into real detail unless asked, but with all I have learned about food it fell so very short and was still relatively expensive for what it was. Besides, when I fed my old hens only that food they stopped laying.

You see, chickens actually have enough ovum to lay more eggs than they could live to lay. But every chicken book says to expect their egg production to start to fall radically after the first year. Most chickens are only kept a year or maybe two and then culled. But some of my chickens are now over 5 years old and lay better than the year old chickens and their eggs are larger. That's because they are all stretched out and can lay such big eggs. Their eggs taste the same or better than the young chickens' eggs because they have been eating better longer here with me and they are the dominant ones so demand the best pickings.

A chicken in the wild would lay only a small amount of eggs during a specific period of the year. My chickens on the other hand being bred to lay over 300 eggs a year need mega nutrition. Running around my yard isn't going to cut it when they have to pop out the perfect protein most days.

The people that really know the species told me that in the wild they estimated that chickens would probably eat at least 70% bugs and small creatures. I see that totally from watching my chickens and the kinds of food they really are designed to eat. I have never seen such carnivorous creatures ever. Because they are designed by humans to make eggs beyond anything that could ever be otherwise they go into a frenzy around meat that cannot be compared to any predator I've seen.

The feed that is usually given is ground up so that the fats are denatured over time, the fish (if fish is used) is heated at extreme temperatures and they use just a few different grains - the food is narrow. This is completely unnatural even if the chicken wasn't laying so much. What's more is they only have a 20 - 30% protein ratio! No wonder they stop laying and die early. On the other hand, in order for a laying chicken to get even the bare minimum from bugs found in an environment you would need lots of land for each chicken - I've heard estimates of at least an acre per chicken - of course depending on environment.

I buy organic seeds of all varieties and sprout them for my chickens . This comes closer to how a chicken would find a seed in nature, in the dew or on the ground starting to grow. It disables the enzyme inhibitors and brings the seed up to 20 - 30% protein and makes it into an enzyme powerhouse. But more than that I feed the chickens bugs and meat and I'm working on getting that portion of their food up to at least 70% along with their foraging. No chicken grower does this. The standard is 30% tops of protein. I just don't understand how they got that number!

You should see what happens with my chickens when I feed them Slankers pet food. It's a frenzy that you just have to see to believe. They get almost that way with bugs I give them - but still - raw meat sets them ablaze. They will eat it also as high as I make it for them. The dogs won't eat it, the cats won't eat it - but the chickens will kill for it.

I'm convinced that most chickens are starving and the eggs you buy in the store and even farms are from starving chickens. People love to say all the vegetables, fruits and cooked treats that their chickens get. My chickens won't eat any of that unless I withhold their real natural preferred food from them. They won't eat from my vegetable gardens even. They will dig to bath in the dirt, but they hold out for their natural food instead if they can. They will still dig for bugs though and try to find little snakes etc. to devour. They also will still chew on grass, because chickens really do need a certain amount of greenery in their diet - but they are so very particular about what kind and they almost always pick the wild and most succulent and fresh young greens. They don't want old stuff from the grocery store - even if it's the organic things I get that cost a fortune from Whole Foods!

I've been farming mealworms and feeding them the best organic foods I can and I've been raising black soldier fly maggots. These the chickens also go nuts for. I'm working to get my supplies high enough, but I already feed them dramatically more of these foods than anyone else I've ever talked to except old farmers who would let the chickens eat the maggots from the cow patties and give them old deceased cows to eat.

Today we finished our massive black soldier fly composter as our two small composters aren't big enough and I've found some businesses that are willing to give me their meat trimmings for composting. It's a lot more work than just feeding them the crap that everyone else feeds their chickens - but it is impossible to buy the eggs that we produce anywhere. I've yet to find anyone who thinks about feeding their chickens a species specific raw diet - I mean - they have those for dogs and we have raw paleo for us and we want only grass-fed for our beef and wild seafood - but our eggs are not thought about in these terms - not really.

My little flock might be the only real raw paleo chickens around with enough of the food they need not to be starving. I can't wait until our 6 young hens start laying because we still don't have as many eggs as we want - but I've learned so much that I've ruined buying even the best eggs from backyard growers. Knowledge can make things harder...... but I think it's worth it. I just have to be a little more patient.

General Discussion / Water Distillers
« on: June 23, 2012, 04:58:02 am »
I'm looking to buy a water distiller. Anyone know much about them and what to look for ... or have an opinion on brands?

Here's one that I'm looking at:

General Discussion / Different ways to eat heart?
« on: June 17, 2012, 07:25:19 am »
I got my husband some lamb's heart. I plan on thinly slicing some for him to try, but it's really important he eats it. Any seasonings or ideas for it would be appreciated. He's also not fully raw so if there are ways to dehydrate or cook it that will make sure he eats it, that would also be useful. It came in a large frozen package and I'm not sure I will be able to get any more so I'm going to have some I'll have to figure out what to do with. I was thinking dehydrating so he can have a little bit every day. Has anyone dehydrated heart before?

Hot Topics / Magnesium Stearate
« on: May 24, 2012, 11:49:30 am »
One of the problems with taking even whole food forms of supplements for me has been the exipients - especially magnesium stearate - which I have read time and time again were bad with a capital B and in most supplements. Then I read this article - still not convinced that mag stearate is ok just because there are no studies showing it to be bad  or that even supplements in general are ok- but thought I'd ask the peeps here what they think about this article.

Got an email today. At the very least it's interesting - but thought maybe someone here might want to participate? Why they need help from the entire country and instructions further down.

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Hot Topics / Vitamin D
« on: November 28, 2011, 08:13:11 am »
Sorry if this is a repeated subject but the search engine here needs all words to be 2 letters.

Cherimoya suggested vitamin D in another thread in which I posted links to detailed information on it, but I thought here I'd post a video that has the doctor who wrote the articles along with another video by a doctor too. These are short and to the point.

The Real Story on Vitamin D

Obesity And Vitamin D, What's The Connection?

Btw, different people produce more Vit. D for the same amount of time in the sun not only because of fat but genetics as well. But, if you are outside for 15 minutes in the sun people generally produce about 10,000 IU (if I remember that data point correctly). Not much to fear about toxicity me thinks with that kind of production being natural.

Hubbie didn't feel any results for a couple of weeks after starting 5,000 IU and this was with already taking 400 - 1000 daily for a long time before jumping it to 5,000 - so you might have to be patient if you are fighting a disease and want to see if vit D will help. 

General Discussion / What's worse, smoked or frozen or deydrated?
« on: November 11, 2011, 01:44:56 am »
Check out this thing I saw in Hammacher Schlemmer:

It says that it can cold -smoke cheese and fish indoors!

I might be getting a whole grass-fed ewe ground up for my dogs from the guy that I have gotten my ground lamb from. Us humans might or might not like the taste so it will be considered dog food. It's getting harder and harder to get grass-fed as most of the suppliers are done for the year and there wasn't much with the drought to start with - but an older ewe might be possible. The big thing is - making the trip (long) out to the processing plant I just might be able to get at least part of it unfrozen. This would be the first unfrozen meat I have been able to locate as here in cattle country I have found out that meat is no longer butchered locally, but sent to the big processing plants to be butchered and frozen because of all the FDA tough regulations and risks involved for the farmers.

I was planning on freezing the vast majority but am now wondering which one would be better - freezing or smoking?

I'm betting that the meat will last a month or two (maybe three if I add enough other things) - if only the doggies eat it.

Do I have other options? One dog is pretty sick, one is old and picky (neither have many teeth) and the other is young but a chub a muffin.  All three are rescues with history of bad diets behind them - but have been on all raw with me for years. I wonder about high meat with the ground meat for them - but pre-frozen can't do that right? Maybe I could experiment with some of the meat fresh and fermented for them? That could be exciting.

I have a dehydrator and that could be an option to - but wouldn't that be pretty smelly?

I wonder what kind of things can be cold-smoked besides fish...... anyone have experience with it?

Gotta figure out how the best way to make this ground meat last. I have a whole freezer side of an upright fridge so can fit the whole ground ewe in there without problem if that's the best.


I've been thinking a lot about how something can make you feel good for a short time, but can be deleterious over the long-haul and how to figure out the difference.

Coffee for instance can smell and taste wonderful and can make me feel like a superbeing - for a short time - but long-term it becomes obvious that the damage it creates outweighs the short term enjoyment and good feelings.

Also, so many of the diets and foods that we are experimenting with are new for many of us and how do you figure out what is best long-term instead of temporary benefit? What is even the definition of long term and short term?

Your thoughts?

Hot Topics / Advice request for transition and healing ideas
« on: October 25, 2011, 02:38:21 am »
After a couple of months of watching me eat raw ground meat, chewing off bones and living to tell the tale -- hubbie has progressively eaten his (now grass-fed) burgers rarer and rarer until........ he ate a whole 2 tablespoons raw himself! wOOt! Funny how hard that first bite of all raw can be even with eating rare burgers and sushi all the time. It's a mental leap. He seems to only like ground. I would make very thin steak sashimi - but rare steaks are turn-off to him.

In the morning I have gotten him to stop eating cereals (FINALLY!) by making a soaked, dehydrated mixed nut and date cream/pie crust on top of which he can put all his berries and fruits (which he loves btw). The first time I put frozen banana icecream on top to really win him over. It's like the best desert you ever had anywhere. So breakfast is much better now.

For lunch I've gotten him very happy with frequent sliced sashimi en masse. We make fab sauces and add herbs and seaweeds. Sometimes he has his rare hamburger - but I'm hoping to get him willing to eat the all-raw version more and more with the raw egg yolk sauce on top but at present he will only eat such a tiny amount and he needs more meat. Lunch is a time that we eat greens cut directly from my garden. They seem to digest well for us well with the meat. It's certainly better than the bread with the hamburger that is being replaced, slowly, but surely. I find that I have to eat much less meat than him to feel good. I think he needs even more than what he is getting though and really needs bone/cartilage.

You see, he has a disc that is almost all gone. We've been doing physical stuff like traction and he now goes out to do yoga most days. The overall pain is reduced and if he gets into pain I can get him back to his baseline pretty quickly with hands-on-healing. But....... diet is pivotal! FYI he also suffers from allergies terribly here in Austin - the allergy capital of the world. People without allergies move here and get them. Most of the population suffers but he already was susceptible. Any suggestions for the disc and the allergies would be listened to with open ears and mind.

I was finally able to get some bone marrow yesterday. I tried before to get grass-fed but it was always too hard and frozen. What I got this time was not grass-fed - but better than nothing. At the market the kind butcher was also willing to cut it up into the ideal pieces to eat easily - unlike the whole bones from the farmer's market. Hubbie will eat the marrow only with his hamburgers, one bite of burger and one bite of marrow. together - but at least it's in! I took the marrow out of the bone for him but I eat it right out of the bone. I LOVE the taste of the marrow. It gives me such a wonderful hydration! It's like the best lip balm in the world. I bet over time he will come to like it more. I just HAS to be good for him.

On the stove now are the bones with the cartilage and the left-over less-soft marrow in a pot simmering. Breakfast and lunch are handled but the last meal ends up being his old cooked stuff often with brown rice and such. I at least can get him to put raw egg yolk and avocado on the rice and veggies now though. He's been watching me eat raw egg yolks from our chickens for years. I'm trying to figure out a way to make that last meal better. I figure, if it's going to be cooked, I should try to make it slow-cooked and some vegetables that are only good cooked for a larger variety of nutrients, cooked only in water and covered so the nutrients go back into the water - and a way to get some more meat and minerals into the guy. I don't understand slow-cooking much, stews or stocks. I'm thinking of it as a stop-gap on the way to getting his mineral and nutrient stores up and a way to get him towards raw....... but I only made stock once with lamb bones and he wouldn't eat it. I got some winter squashes that I thought I could put in and might help make it taste better - kombocha pumpkin is very rich and meaty. I need help with seasoning and recipes, what to add to make it taste good to the average Joe.

I feel like we have made TREMENDOUS progress considering that the changes in his diet were not self-initiated. It just shows what being an example can do when it comes to eating raw animal foods. My ears are open to all suggestions of any kind on how to help my hubbie heal up his disc, cure his allergies, get mineralized and transition to raw paleo with the most taste and grace. I'd like to pick up the pace of healing.

Diet, alternative therapies, paleo lifestyles, recipes - any old thing that comes to your mind - please don't hesitate to offer.


General Discussion / Meat Glue
« on: September 05, 2011, 10:47:43 am »

A friend lent me Aajonus Vonderplanitz book Recipe for Living Without Disease. I have my own chickens and have great eggs but in his book AV says that the "protein in eggs is not utilized for cellular reproduction. They are utilized for regeneration and maintenance and cannot be substituted for meat except occasionally."

He also says that "Freezing food alters, damages, or destroys most enzymes and damages many vitamins. In animal tests, animals fed exclusively uncooked frozen meat developed severe skin problems, including mange. The other group fed the same diet of the same meat but unfrozen remained healthy and vibrant."

AV talks extensively about the dangers of irradiation and eating animals that are not fed their natural diets so it's not like I'm going to be able to go to the store and buy the standard meat.

My dogs although eating an all raw frozen diet DO have skin problems now.  :o

Slankers sends its meat frozen. All the raw dog foods are frozen. Getting grass-fed meat from the farmer's market - it's all frozen.

A store near me JUST started to carry grass-fed so I have a lot of research to do, but I wonder what the rest of you do besides going out and hunting for yourself? Do y'all just take get a whole animal and what you can't eat you make into high meat or something until it's gone? What do you do about fish? The freezing is what kills parasites and just about all sushi is frozen in this state.

I'm having a hard time figuring out the practicalities. I've got the eggs down from my yard, never refrigerated, bloom on. I've got a great source of grass-fed dairy and figured out how to ferment it properly for digestion. I have not a clue how long you can keep raw meats in the fridge and still have them not get really smelly or two intense for a newbie. I have to go slow with this for the hubbie and not scare him away. The eggs and milk took me a VERY long time to figure out. Would y'all help me some with this meat learning curve please? I've been reading through as many old posts as I can - but I'm still lost and I don't have time to sludge through this the way that I am and help my hubbie the way that I need to.

Thanks in advance.

Welcoming Committee / I think I have posted everywhere BUT here!
« on: August 01, 2011, 08:59:48 am »
Oopsy - I guess I felt welcomed immediately already?

How I started eating RAFs. Well, I was into raw for very long time and then not very long ago I landed in Texas where a neighbor said, "Hey, did you know you could have chickens in your backyard?" Ooooo. Open door - in comes thought - life suddenly different. The welcome message made me laugh because I use "fowl" language all the time because I love talking about fowl - chickens, ducks etc. hee hee. I love me my raw egg yolks. Cluck, cluck, cluck!

Then my doggie got cancer and I had heard about the Budwig cure and  one thing led to the next and here in Texas I was able to get super high quality raw milk! In NYC 20 years earlier I tried that and nearly had my head handed to me.

Sushi I knew about and indulged in occasionally. There was about a decade in there somewhere that I was totally vegan. But I never thought it even possible to eat other raw meat than fish. When I heard about it I was delighted that maybe I could get hubbie to eat raw too! The guy just aint a vegetarian. I was always extremely healthy (unless I was in denial or something) the whole time I was vegan and vegetarian.

PaleoPhil then told me on another forum (first exposure to other raw foodists - just did it on my own for about 30 years) that the way I eat now in Texas is paleo. I eat raw animal foods (I eat raw eggs and fishes... and milk is sorta kinda maybe included in paleo?) and other whole raw natural stuff - whatever feels good. He says that makes me paleo. I hope so because I like the idea. I have a great deal to learn if I am going to help my hubbie to transition to eating a raw food diet. I will do anything I need to to help him with it. I've already learned a great deal here and I just arrived!

Sometimes I'm all raw - sometimes I'm not. Here's what would happen over and over. I would go from almost raw to all raw and about 3 months into being 100% raw I would get so much energy that I would feel like I was going to jump out of my skin until I couldn't take it any more and then eat some cooked foods. I would do these 3 to 6 months cycles over and over - FOR THIRTY YEARS!

I'm hoping that when I try 100% raw with RAF included that I might be able to have more solid, steady, tolerable energy that will be maintainable. Fingers crossed.

I'm looking forward to get to know you. I'm looking forward to learning from you. I'm hoping I can contribute something useful. 

Suggestion Box / Tribal hierachy
« on: July 29, 2011, 10:13:53 am »
Is there some place where there's a list of what the color of the stars and the labels that are above members names mean?

I'm very sad that I am no longer an egg thief, because that label described me the best. When I get to shaman could I just stop there? I mean, I'm not much of hunter. Forager, egg thief, gatherer or a fisherwoman maybe but keep me away from being a mammoth hunter please - sounds way too scary. But - if I eventually get to shaman could I just stop there? That fits me almost as well as egg thief. I'm not much for being a chief any time in the future either because they are often the first to die or be killed in a skirmish.  :o

Of course this is all great fun - but I do get the sense that those stars and labels are supposed to mean something and tell me who's alpha and beta etc so that I can properly roll over and show how submissive I am so I don't get hurt. If there's no place where all the roles and colors are listed in hierarchial order, would someone like to make such a list so that all us low down on the totem pole can socially negotiate more safely the structure of the tribe?

Deep thanks to the elders and leaders for your guidance. 

General Discussion / Irradiation
« on: July 27, 2011, 05:29:42 am »
Is the meat that you are buying irradiated? Do you know that in the US it is supposed to be labeled as such and what the symbol for irradiation is? I'm just starting on my exploration of this issue - but starting at the center is usually a good place. The FDA says it's safe. Do you believe them?

That's right, the highest up on the food chain I've eaten for the last 20 years has been raw fish - and extremely infrequently at that - and not large servings and I have gone a decade without it and then the other 10 years I could go many months without it. I've been eating raw eggs regularly for a year or two now - because I got my own chickens so trust the quality.

As I re-introduce meat into my generally raw diet, what should I expect? My stomach is now making some pretty outrageous sounds that I haven't heard in a very very long time. Is that normal?

Has anyone else here done similar or can guess what might happen?

I am very healthy so no issues there to consider.

My first meat meal was lightly seared steak.

Are there things that are easier to start with that you can suggest for me?

Btw, I don't want to eat animal species that live with us - dog, cat, rabbit, chickens. Not that most people eat dog or cat - but it is common in other cultures. I am willing to eat insects if I can figure out ways to prepare them that I can tolerate. I understand that they are very healthy to consume and I have raised many of them to feed pets.

Thanks in advance for any help/advice you can give me.

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